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Title: CMASA
Format: CD
Label: Power And Steel (@)
Rated: *****
Active since mid nineties Bad Sector is the project of the Italian Massimo Magrini. CMASA is its latest release and it's a particular one. Born as soundtrack to the M3M art exhibition in Pisa/Italy the five tracks you can find on this release have been later re-assembled and edited. The exhibition was based on images of the seaside and the rivers estuary of the Pisa area with CMASA airplane factory built there vis a vis of archaic marine cottages. Massimo was asked to use acoustic and natural sounds too, so he used treated piano and acoustic guitar sounds along with water and metal samples. The whole album in this way acquired a particular mood inspired by the places he saw. Melancholic melodies are mixed with bleeps, synth pads and samples creating a great soundtrack. Sometimes sounds have been treated like on i.d.m. music (creating that particular cut and paste/interrupted effect) and those ones create a good contrast when used with the ambient ones. CMASA is a particular Bad Sector release but it sure fits really well the Power And Steel catalog.

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